President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sorrow at the passage of veteran sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, aged 62.

The President condoles with Oyebanji’s family, friends and colleagues, particularly at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he worked for 35 years, making his mark as a sportscaster.

President Buhari recalls that the deceased was very good at his art, and would be sorely missed by the sporting community.

He prays that Oyebanji’s soul finds eternal rest, and that God would comfort all those that mourn him.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
July 27, 2019